Our Mission & Programs

Photo courtesy Stephanie Lam

Our Mission

Bee City Canada’s mission is to inspire cities, towns, First Nations, schools, businesses and other organizations to take action to protect pollinators.

How do we do this?

We offer programs which recognize communities and organizations that are taking steps or are committed to future initiatives to help pollinators.

A city, town, First Nation or school that is engaged in such activities can apply to be designated as a Bee City or Bee School. These programs are free.

Similarly, businesses and other organizations can apply for a Bee City designation through the Bee City Business program. An annual fee applies.

All program participants must commit to:

  1. Creating, maintaining and/or improving pollinator habitat.
  2. Educating their community, employees and/or customers about the importance of pollinators.
  3. Celebrating pollinators during National Pollinator Week or at other times.

Visit our City, School or Business programs pages for more information.

 

Toronto is the 1st Bee City in Canada
LET THE SMALL ACT OF PLANTING FLOWERS AND KEEPING THEM FREE FROM PESTICIDES BE THE DRIVER OF LARGE SCALE CHANGE.

Marla Spivak (American Entomologist)